Crime & Murders

May 2, 2024

Hold Up May Link with Fatal Crash (Duke Dec.)

HOLD-UP MAY LINK WITH FATAL CRASHHit-and-Run Death of J. C. Duke Leads Police to Investigate. By a Staff Correspondent of The Star.PRIEST BRIDGE, Md., May 31. — With two colored men under arrest in Annapolis as […]
May 2, 2024

Dopson, pitched winning game before arrest.

Holds Warrant Till Pitcher Wins Game, Then Places Him Under Arrest.MARTINSBURG, W. Va., July 16.– Deputy Sheriff Harwood Burkhart, of Jefferson county, is a good officer—but a better fan. He went to a baseball game Sunday […]
May 2, 2024

Walter Flanagan, strikes schoolgirl with vehicle.

THERESA CUDDYSCHOOLGIRL told Judge McMahon in Traffic Court how she was struck and injured by an automobile while alighting from a street car. The driver, Walter J. Flanagan, of Bakerton, W. Va., was fined $75. Times […]
May 2, 2024

Foul Play is Suspected: Body Burned In Bakerton Shanty

BURNED TO DEATH; FOUL PLAY IS SEEN.Charred Body of Negro Found in Ashes of Shanty. Special Dispatch to The Star.HAGERSTOWN, Md., April 5.– The burning to death of a negro known as “Babe” Carter in his […]
May 1, 2024

Parrott Stabbed in Jealous Rage

STABBED IN A JEALOUS RAGE.Negress Used Carving Knife on Woman with Probably Fatal Effect.Special to The Washington Post. Harpers Ferry, W. Va., Oct. 9.— Saturday night during a cake-walk and dance at Engles Switch, near Bakerton, […]
May 1, 2024

Warrant for Arrest of R. G. Ramey; forgery.

Charged with Forgery.Special to The Washington Post. Charlestown, W. Va., Aug. 16.— A warrant has been issued for the arrest of R. G. Ramey, alias Martin, and Henson, residing near Bakerton, this county. It is charged […]
May 1, 2024

Gray Sentenced For Undetermined Period for Murder of Friend

Sentenced To Penitentiary For Undetermined Period (Special to the News) Luray, Oct. 8.– For having tied his feet and hands together with ropes and wires after shooting him five times, W. D. Gray of Sperrysville, near […]
May 1, 2024

Henry Brown arrested for attempted assault of Mrs. W. Shiffler.

ATTACKED BY A NEGRO. Henry Brown, colored, was arrested in Martinsburg, W. Va. Friday night on information furnished by the officials of Page county, Va., for an alleged attempt to criminally assault Mrs. William Shiffler, a […]
May 1, 2024

William Gray Given Prison for Murder of Beckwith.

Convict Rappahannock Man on Murder Charge.William Gray is Given Prison Term. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] SHENANDOAH, VA., Oct. 5 – William Gray, charged with the murder last June of Ralph Beckwith, both men said to be […]
May 1, 2024

Young School Teacher Assaulted near Peacher’s Mill

ASSAULTED BY A NEGRO.Young School Teacher in Jefferson County the Victim. Harpers Ferry, W. Va., June 27. A most horrible assault case occurred here this afternoon on the River Road, near Peachers Mill, about two miles […]
May 1, 2024

Servant Burns Engle Home

THE DEVILISH DEED OF A COLORED GIRL.— About three years ago Mr. Jesse A. Engle, the teacher of the public school at Bakerton, W. Va., built himself a handsome dwelling house on a beautiful site overlooking […]
May 1, 2024

Harpers Ferry druggist, Miskimmon, Arrested for Assault/Threats to Kill Bakerton Lime Superintendent.

E. M. Miskimmon, a druggist of Harper’s Ferry, was arrested and tried today on a warrant sworn out before Justice O. F. Gallaher by Mr. S. W. Bratt, superintendent of the Washington Building Lime Company of […]
May 1, 2024

Charles Gray; Shot.

Shot By Bad Negro. Charles Gray, a well-known Baltimore and Ohio fireman, running on the Millville limestone train was shot and mortally wounded in front of the Baltimore and Ohio station at Weverton late Saturday night, […]
May 1, 2024

Dorsey Foultz; Supposed Murder

Stole A Countryman’s Hat. “While I do not know about his identity,” said a man who had noticed the supposed murder. “I did believe there was something wrong about him. His actions indicated that there was […]
May 1, 2024

Federal Prisoners from area picked up; headed for Wheeling

Federal Prisoners. Captain Dawson, the U. S. deputy Marshal left here on last Saturday with a number of prisoners for Wheeling for the federal court. One was Nick Carter, No. 3, an Italian from the quarries […]
May 1, 2024

Murderer of Fireman Gray Landed In Hagerstown Jail.

Murderer of Fireman Gray Landed In Hagerstown Jail. James Ellis, alias “Nigger Jim” Semple, who shot and killed Fireman Charles Gray at Weverton Saturday night, was captured at Bakerton, Jefferson county, Tuesday, and returned to Sheriff […]
December 21, 2023

Theft from Skeeter Welsh

Circuit Court Starts in Jefferson County[…]William R. Hoak, for a breaking and entering theft of items valued at $992.80 from Martin D. Welsh Jr. at Bakerton in September.
December 10, 2023

The Friday Murder Mystery

THE HEARING AT HAGERSTOWN– DETAILS OF THE CRIME, ETC.[Reported for the Baltimore Sun.] HAGERSTOWN, MD., June 27, 1877.– James Gardner and J. W. Grove, who are in the county jail at this place on suspicion of […]